Spousal maintenance is found in RCW 26.09.09.  In other jurisdictions, spousal maintenance is referred to as alimony. Spousal maintenance is an obligation of one person to provide financial support for his or her spouse during and after a marital separation or divorce. Spousal maintenance can, but is not always, ordered by a court during dissolution/divorce […]

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Child support payments are neither deductible by the payer nor taxable to the recipient. When calculating gross income to see if you’re required to file a tax return, don’t include child support payments received. Under divorce, dissolution, or separation instruments executed on or before December 31, 2018, alimony or spousal maintenance payments are deductible by […]

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